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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
. they cannot be as filibuster as -- full of bluster harry reid likes to think their troops are. obama will have to ask for a debt ceiling increase every month. >> i want to understand. both the gop leaders have put on the table possibility for closing loopholes. they both described it that way. is that going to be acceptable? >> our model is the reagan model of reducing marginal rates across the board for all people and eliminating this. if he did right, you could have a lot of economic growth. president obama things you get $400 billion by raising taxes on the top 1% or 2%. he could get $48 billion by doing the buffett role. his solution is $400 billion. he is running up deficits up $6.70 trillion. the size of his solution compared to the problems are not even in the same ballpark. that is why he is in there. he jumped to that promise. he sounds like he was not going to but when he got specific he made it clear in a year from now the middle class might target this. so no whining, all you peasants out there. >> if sometime in the next few weeks there is an agreement here that closes l
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Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
proposals to senator harry reid. the house has submitted proposals and paul ryan passed a budget. but senator harry reid, he won't consider it. and he won't encourage his senate budget committee to do anything. absolutely nothing. it's a pocket veto and stops the budget from going forward. >> in fairness to pall and all john boehner, every year the republicans have been in the majority in the house in this administration, the house has passed a budget -- both times. the senate -- the majority leader won't even bring it up. and the republicans bring up obama's budget to -- as an amendment to force the democrats' hand. but if the president leads, i happen to believe the president must be telling the democrat leader, don't do it. if the president starts telling him now, we are going to try to really get something done, i assume the democratic leader will do what the president says. >> caller: i am not here to defend why the president didn't do t. all of these budgets twould have been so simple. he's the leader of the party. if the holdup is harry reid, a democrat, couldn't he just c
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
to that as well. >> jennifer: jay carney and harry reid both echoed his comments calling for raising taxes on the wealthiest to spare the middle class. that, of course, is the same position that helped get the president re-elected but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell surprised no one by disputing the idea that any mandate exists on this issue saying "if the president truly realizes that he was elected to represent all of its citizens, not just the ones who voted to give him a second term last tuesday, then he will seek the common ground he avoided so strenuously in his first term." paul ryan went even further on a local wisconsin television station last night. he said that the american people had not rejected his budget ideas and that, in fact, it was just a certain group of voters that cost him the election. >> i don't think we lost it on the budget issues. i think people, especially on medicare, we clearly didn't lose it on those issues. i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout especially in urban
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
with it. >> eliot: a few hours earlier harry reid also called for compromise. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everyone should comprehend, especially my senate friends that legislation is the art of compromise and consensus building. >> eliot: but all the political happy talk wasn't enough to soothe the markets with two years of political gridlock behind us and an uncertain future ahead the dow jones industrial average dropped down nearly 313 points for the for time in a year. i'm joined by richard socarides deputy director of the 1996 clinton-gore campaign and former lgbt wider to president clinton and president of equality matters. long with sam seder host of "ring of fire" and "the majority report." is this a new world or a bit of happy talk that will last a few hours, or will this campaign rearrange how political leaders feel that they must compromise. let's start with you richard and the republican party. the tea party was crushed yesterday. will john boehner react to that? will the tea party be pushed overboar
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Nov 9, 2012 1:00am PST
juan williams and mary katharineham. both are fox news analyst. too white, too male. harry reid. i find this obsession with race and gender instead of ideas to be disturbing. i think an african-american can lose like colonel allen mutt looked like he lost in florida. he was a conservative. he lost. i think white guys can be conservative and win if they are good candidates and they make good ideas that are repealing. democrat, republic. this obsession with welling the ticket has to be all white or all black or brown, white, i just think it's silly. you are nodding your head. you want a color coded ticket. >> no. you are talking about racial bean counting. you are way way lost on this one. i don't get it you are so smart. look at the numbers of what came out tuesday and it looks like huge victory among whites for romney but loses the election. he had a plus 27 advantage among white men. still couldn't put him in the oval office. if you are thinking of it strategically and you want republicans to win. you have to be more inclusive and especially with the rapidly emerging latino population.
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
. if they don't, you can say goodbye to the house and the senate will remain under the control of harry reid. it's time to look in the mirror. we have the co-host of "the five." you recovered. all set. >> yeah! nice to see you? >> at the time akin made the comment, legitimate rape and the woman's body as a means of preventing pregnancy, it's a rape, i don't know. i invited him on my radio program for two days in a row. we went on for a long time. here's part of that exchange. >> i think there is one political reality that has to be faced by you and your campaign and that is that, you know, the reality here is democrats now have a ton of ammunition and they are going to try and use these remarks to hurt everybody they can. if i was put in that position, i would be thinking about what is in the best interest of the party, what is in the best interest of, you know, mitt romney, in this case? what is in the best interest of the people of missouri? are they going to hear a campaign about issues or is this going to be a distraction in the campaign? you are not even considering that? >> caller: no, no.
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00pm EST
the president today actually calling on boehner and harry reid to say we have to come together. we could have seen more of that from the first administrations that he is doing it now. what are the odds they get together? >> everyboby hopes they are high but you want to avoid the high stakes game of chicken and during the lame duck session. that could have been. but his willingness to meet with mitt romney and boehner to resolve the situation. but if you heard voters press conference he sounds like he is the same position under no circumstances will taxes ever be raised. gerr he sad the reelection of the president is not a mandate to ise taxes. this is a huge debate. can hey come together? >> i elieve we can seize the futre together. we're not as divided as our politics suggest as cynical as the pundits believe that greater than the sum and we will remain more than a collection of red states and lose states we are the united states of america. gerri: why didn't we hear this four years ago? >> we did. and eight years ago when a bomb gave the speech to the illinois state senators. and insisting
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Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
and we are prepared to do revenue increases. that wasn't the decision of the election. harry reid is out this talking about 19 trillion or $20 trillion in debt. we get beyond january 1, we signed off on $2.5 trillion more in debt. we signed off on trashing businesses. tracking the so-called rich. anyone who earned $250,000 and more will have a hugely negative effect on our economy. what have we achieved? >>neil: if part of the revenue issue isn't raising the rates, but is closing loopholes, and credits and special allowances. >>guest: like mortgage interest deduction? >>neil: hear me out. is it leaving mortgage and charitable deductions aside, you are right, the devil is in the details but it is the stuff that prevents those who pay no taxes now or skirt paying any taxes at all, is that a good point for republicans to say we are for tax purity, as well, and this would go a long way toward proving they are for simplifying and making this fairer tax code and that in a negotiating world could be a good tactic? >>guest: it might be but you do not get it with this president because this presi
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
but craziness. i watched harry reid yesterday. he talked and talked and really said nothing. i thought to myself, all you do is dance around these bills that they send. the house will have a bill and vote on it. they send it to the senate. what does he do -- he dances around it. host: know by partisanship for you? caller: absolutely none. when he was walking off, i feel bad for him but he cannot get it together. he grabs ahold of the flag. he was falling and then he grabbed a hold of the wall. at that point i said, uh oh, that man needs to go home. he is too old to be there. he does not do his job and he is collecting a big paycheck. host: we covered that news conference. go to our web site, for all of you who might have missed it. if you want to watch the entire press conference with harry reid. on facebook, here is what wendy had to say. on twitter -- a democratic caller, what is your message to washington? caller: i would like to first congratulate the american people on using good sense by reelecting the president. mr. romney had no plan. he was just saying the opposite of what th
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
majority leader harry reid, and the big union boss, richard trumka. if you add them all together, tell you exactly what they said in a moment, add them all together the outlines of a deal would look like this. this is on the fiscal cliff. the outlines would possibly look like this. raise taxes, certainly raise tax revenues right now, beginning next year. promise to cut spending down the road and ignore the deficit. you heard from speaker boehner. harry reid said, you can't push us around, we'll tax the rich. richard thumb came in we want to preserve medicare, medicaid, social security and we don't care about the deficit. you add that up, tax now, promise to cut later, ignore the deficit. that could be the outlines of a fiscal cliff deal. bill: be clear on that now. speaker boehner before the election last week. what he is saying, there is big distinction here now, you can raise revenue but don't touch the tax rates. >> yeah. bill: how would you do that? >> okay, you could do that by cutting some loopholes. obviously, with this new administration, you're not going to get tax rates cut. that
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Nov 8, 2012 9:20am EST
. good morning, everyone. three statement. harry reid says tax hikes for the rich, john boehner talks more tax revenue, union boss from xhosas deficits are not priority. read between the lines. taxes up soon, spending may drop later, the debt will go up. that was a big part of the stock sell-off yesterday. the dow is below 13,000. a serious hardship story for you. new york area hit with another storm, more power outages, more destruction. this will hurt the whole nation's economy. "varney and company" about to begin. rs day of work. and his new boss ld him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busseto waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from ameritrade. stuart: two days after the election the fighting is starting on capitol hill. all about the fiscal cliff, the nationa
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
together har harry reid is not interested in compromise. he said it's better to dance than fight, but he sung a different tune when candidate romney wanted to reach across the aisle on his claim that they would work with him on his agenda. reid said romney's fantasy that senate democrats will work with him to pass in very conservative agenda is laughable. if not the majority leader, who will emerge as a power player to help tackle the most pressing issues? fiscal cliff, anyone? sorry, steve. i know you hate that phrase. in the guest spot today helping us identify senators to depoll larize our senate is jimmy williams who worked with dick durb durbin. >> jimmy -- >> that's not easy. >> jimmy, so you heard harry reid's obstructionist mantra before the election. should we expect a softer harry reid to emerge after the election? >> harry reid was a boxer in college, so i think that tells you -- he was a capitol hill policeman before he was a united states senator and the majority leader. that gives you everything you need to know about the majority leader. >> so no, then? >> the answer is i
Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
kids. beijing not to immigration. do immigration.not >> harry reid led to talk about this. something like 50-55 house republicans that signed the pledge lost this election cycle. what do you see is your influence in this town going forward? >> harry reid is not like to talk about the tax issue. even the president keeps talking about revenues, not tax increases when he clearly means rate increases. people want something they're not willing to talked-about outloud. it is easier to say that some guy in kansas wants to raise taxes but the republicans will not let us. that is not a very good campaign. i do not like grover norquist, i will debate impurities' just trying to avoid the problem he has appeared he is trying to raise taxes which slows economic growth. the tax issue is a very powerful issue going back to the revolution in civil war. -- and civil war. the tax issue is important. the number of people who lost their bids for either election or reelection that signed the pledge,, what does it say about the political potency of the pledge and whether it will matters? >> the majority o
Nov 8, 2012 2:00am PST
, the top republican in congress, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, he's the top democrat in congress. they came before our cameras yesterday in washington, john. they did talk about the election being a voice from the american voters for a call for compromise. and you heard both men talking about working together to fix the country's problems along with the president. but at the same time, you also heard both men laying down markers and both men disagreeing on whether whether it comes to the fiscal cliff the wealthy should be taxed. take a look at what they said. >> it won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. certainly won't do it in a lame duck session of congress. and it won't be solved simply by raising taxes or taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. >> the vast majority of the american people rich, poor, everybody agrees that the rich, richest of the rich have to help a little bit. >> another disagreement, john boehner the house speaker talking about doing a framework but getting a new deal done with the new congress. harry reid saying let's not kick
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Nov 8, 2012 3:00am PST
it is a cheering show. >> brian: let's see what i got. the president promising bipartisanship . harry reid has his dancing shows on. we'll explain. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: were they ballet shoes or tap shoes. >> steve: a line dancer. >> brian: boxers can slug and dance. he said i can do both. he prefers to dance. >> steve: we'll tell you about harry reid who is ready to do fighting or dancing . and first it was sandy and now it is snowing. >> brian: i would like to know a storm without a name. >> gretchen: it is call would snow . mother nature playing a cruel trick on people without power. new york, new jersey, with rain, sleet and snow. >> brian: we thought it would be okay to wake anna to see what the conditions are like. >> there are several inches of snow here on the ground in staten island. most of the northeast are used to this and equipped, but hurricane hurricane sandy is making it difficult . debris from sandy is evident. cars on top of one another . boats in the sides of commome covered in no and along the streets debris as well which i
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
harry reid wonder why the wait? >> i am not for kicking the can down the road. i did we have done up far too much. we know what the issue is, and we need to solve that issue. >> president obama looking ahead to the lame-duck session of congress next week. in washington, hallie jackson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 11 news eye team caught up with sheila dixon to talk about her troubles. probation officials say she is to spare her a00 dr criminal conviction. and >> i haven't really trying to catch up. now i will work harder to get this behind me. i feel sorry for those in worse conditions that i am. >> she told that she hopes to get the problem is resolved this week. failure to pay could cost her her pension. baltimore city police commissioner will be sworn in today. the mayor will conduct the swearing in at city hall tonight. he was confirmed as the new police commissioner back in october after outlining and to combat the crime. he replaced fred beafield. >> coming up, a 77-year-old convicted twice of murdering is released from prison. we will explain why. flames light up the night sky in phoe
Nov 10, 2012 4:10pm EST
appeal. same thing happened in 2010, in nevada. when sharon angle was nominated to run against harry reid. most people considered harry reid -- they nominated a person and he won by five points. in delaware, they nominated the wiccan. in a number of states. the thing is, they were establishment republicans as well as ambitious republicans who want to run for president who are afraid to take on the tea party. on the other hand there are republicans who are looking at -- they are losing power and thinking, we have got to do something different. but even among those people there is a fear that if they decide to do something different -- olympia snowe, who is wildly popular in maine, do you think if she had been nominated again she would not be elected? there would not be a race. she did not want to -- she had it with trying to adapt to this new reality that involve the tea party people. the question is, which is going to dominate? fear or opportunity? if the focus is on opportunity, then i think the republicans will start adapting. they will turn more and more to people like jeb bush, who wi
Nov 10, 2012 10:10pm EST
of senate this function can be blamed on current leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell? i think they are terrible, she says. guest: they have been in a senate knife fight for too long. i think that is a problem. i cannot think the blame falls equally. i think senator mcconnell has pursued a relentless and deliberate strategy of obstruction from day 1. he acknowledged two years ago, three years ago, that his highest priority was to defeat and deny president obama a second term. that is not the way the senate is supposed to work. that is not the way our government is supposed to work. between elections, the government is supposed to do the nation's business. senator mcconnell and the republicans need to consider whether his leadership should continue. host: back to the phones. phyllis in bloomington, indiana. you are on "washington journal." caller: i was born during the depression years when there was no benefits and the welfare for anyone. i am concerns about the country is going on the welfare system. we now have 60% of our babies being born to single mothers. that is a difficu
Nov 7, 2012 9:00pm CST
into the so-called fiscal cliff president barack obama spoke with the senate majority leader harry reid about the need for bipartisanship in a news conference today the speaker hinted that republicans are willing to rethink how they negotiate with the president moving forward. >> we are ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans but as americans. we want you to lead not is a liberal or conservative but as president of the united states of america. >> the speaker says he is not suggesting that republicans compromise on their principles but he says they need to create a common ground. harry reid meanwhile help his own news conference today saying both parties will have to work together to tackle the deficit but added last night the american people send a clear message to congress that people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> $6 billion on the entire election and not much change the balance of power remains the same in congress, democrats will pick up a few seats but not nearly enough to overtake the strong republican holds into they strengthen their advanta
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
: this is part of this great dance that harry reid was talking about today. wait until the tax cuts expire -- and that's why he doesn't -- >> look, if that's the case then john boehner has accepted a deal that nobody thought he would accept. >> jennifer: okay. >> i don't buy it yet, because we just don't know enough. >> joy: but boehner loses some key tea party members, right? >> the most vocal man eye call crazed people are gone. >> jennifer: so does that give him more leverage? >> we played a little game on my show. i said imagine you are inside the first tea party caucus what do they say to each other? >> jennifer: they say the same things that i said in the first block that they were saying. >> if they believe that, then john boehner is still being held hostage unless he says i will pass this without them. >> jennifer: and your prediction? >> i don't know. i will not try to crawl inside of john boehner's mind. >> jennifer: we talked about this is a bit last night as we were looking at the election coverage. on the senate side harry reid now today starts talking about
Nov 11, 2012 3:50pm EST
and harry reid made the comment that, basically, that was not going to happen. harry reid has to recognize that, yes, he picked up two more seats in the senate, but that's not an invitation sent by the country to do nothing. put a budget on the table. dense serious about solving the nation's problems. stop the game of playing the thinking you're just going to sit and wait and throw back on the house members for not doing anything. very little was done in the senate over the last two years. certainly with the last four years with respect to something as important as the budget and harry reid now has the responsibility of to indicate his willingness to work with house leadership if we're going to get through sequestration in the fiscal cliff, the bush tax cuts, and a whole host of other issues on the table. not just this interim, but most especially after words when we need to get the nation's business done. host: they lose and immediately the course begins. republicans must change or die. romney spoke at conservatism as if it were a second language. he was more ford 1976 than ronald reagan
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
are still the same. john boehner, harry reid, mitch mcconnell. they have not been able to reach a deal. will they be able to move forward now? they were saying some nice things yesterday, both harry reid and john boehner. actions speak louder than words. there are many obstacles what they can do in the main -- the lame duck. host: we covered both yesterday at a news conference. let me begin with the speaker was talking about the fiscal clef and really what it comes down to is tax cuts and whether you let them expire. [video clip] >> real economic growth eluded us in the first term of this president. without it, we cannot solve the debt problem. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement, we are willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. does the increased revenue come from government taking a larger share of what the american people learned through higher tax rates, or does it come as a buy part -- byproduct of growing the economy energized by a simpler, fairer tax code
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
reid often mentioned grover norquist's name in speeches. [video clip] >> harry reid is not like to talk about the tax issue. he talks about revenue when he means tax increases. people want something that they are not talking about out loud, is signaling they do not have popular support. it is easy to say grover norquist and some guy in kansas goes, who? it is not a very good campaign thing. i do not like grover norquist or i disagree. i will debate him if he wants to. he is just try to avoid the problem he has that he is trying to raise taxes. historically it slows economic growth and does not help things. the tax issue is a very powerful issue going back to the revolution, the civil war. a whole bunch of times taxes were front and center when we had divisions in this country. the tax issue is important. sometimes people say me. it is a tax issue. host: grover norquist, he is our guest. you can watch the full 30 minutes interview at 10:00 eastern time and 6:00 -- it three of those -- 3:00 for those on the west coast. it took a couple of days for the official tally to come from the sunsh
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >> oh, look, the -- >> chuck schumer has been saying, you know, this -- or harry reid, you know this, harry reid saying this was a mandate to raise marginal income tax rates. that's what they're saying. what's your response? >> the ft. has said all kinds of things, right? he said he was going to close guantanamo, said he was going to do comprehensive immigration reform in the first year, said he was going to cut the deficit in half and go through the federal budget line by line. set that all aside, his flowery rhetoric he newsed to pump up his base. the reality is barack obama signed a law in the past to extend these rates. i predict he will do it again simply because the house is not going to pass a tax hike. it's just not going to happen. and in the words of harry reid who many times over the past several months has said, let's focus on things that the house, or that the senate can actually do. let's focus on something that can actually pass the house. >> what happens? do we have a powwow? w how does this play out? the clock is ticking. is there a powwow? do you stet up a process o
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm PST
. on the other side of the capital. you saw right there the senate majority leader harry reid feeling like he has leverage here, it was a clear-cut issue, but also because of the mechanics of it. if nobody does anything, taxes for everybody will go up. so democrats realize that, they feel like they are probably right. >> and there's motivation to try to do something on that. >> exactly. >> there was a private conference call that boehner had with his caucus. what do you know about it? >> we were told this was a call where all house republicans were invited to this. he was very sober and he tried to buck everybody up and say, the words he used is that we are the last line of defense from an america that barack obama would design. but he also had a clear message for his rank and file, which is hold your fire. i need to have running room. i need to have running room to figure out how we can do this the right way. i'm told that he said he won't let the white house box him in. he is going to be the point person like the president was a year ago. >> we'll see what president obama does to reach out to b
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
controlling the house. majority leader harry reid running the senate. ed henry covers the white house for us. what do we know about how the president celebrated? >> well, shep, can i tell new talking to his senior aides they are elated about the electoral college and they feel that the president does have a mandate now to move forward. he was sort of keeping a profile. he was in chicago, he and his family got together to come back here to washington. just arrived at the white house a few moments ago. all smiles, of course. he also made a quick stop at his campaign office today to thank supporters and staffers and whatnot. they realize they can't spend so too much time celebrating. his aides say they have to get to work. that's what the president talked about last night in terms of a second term agenda. take a listen. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together, reducing other diversify silt. reforming our tax code fixing our immigration system. >> he got a big hug from his campaign manager jim messina toda
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
the so-called fiscal cliff. both boehner and snart majority leader harry reid sounded conciliatory notes yesterday. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> boehner even opened the door to raising new revenues, code for taxes, though not through tax rates. he does put on some conditions. >> in order to garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our debt. >> so that is a shift in a negotiating position. now boehner suggested temporarily extending the current tax rates, pushing serious negotiations on a broader tax deal into 2013. while the president has hinted in the past that he's willing to include the issues of social security and medicare in the fiscal negotiations, what's not clear is whether the rest of his party is going to be willing to go along on that score. >> i want to work together but i want everyone to also understand,
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